Few have changed the entire world with a concept so big that it has both incited much love but also strife and war. Conflict and charity in the name of a man who was said to have conquered hunger, illness, demons and even death itself with a message of love. Many know the story of the Messiah, but what kind of man was Jesus really? Probably a man like all of us or perhaps a pragmatic man, a carpenter carving wood to make furniture. Carpentry has always played a pivotal part in his life after all, from the nails he used to hammer wood in place to the nails that hammered his limbs in place on the cross. Others have written much about him and his life but what would he say if he did it in his own way? What if he had stuck to his original canvas, a hammer with nails? What would he say about his apostles, like Peter or Judas, or the legacy that they left in his name?
For it is they who spread his word all around the world, molding his image of the son of God. All except Judas, who constantly worried about their livelihood and decided to hand his master over to the masses who wanted him dead, an act that aggrieved him so much that he killed himself. Did he do it because he lost faith in Jesus, who was just a man, or did he do it because only he understood that Jesus had to become a martyr for his plan to work, so he had to do it like Eve eating from the forbidden fruit. We might not know for sure, but we do know that it has helped in creating the image of Jesus that we know today.
Choices are never perfect because the thinking behind them never is and so we end up with our own personal crooked nails. They are something we all must live with for we are all connected through our deeds and consequences, like a thread. An example of the importance of this can be traced all the way back to Jerusalem. Our current state of being is because one man decided he wanted to spread his word. A man who's concept since then has been surrounded by nothing but deifying golden altars because it is said he was the only perfect man. But for a man who has had such significant influence, isn't it all the more important to question if he really was perfect? What if he was just as perfect as every askew nail that he had hammered in? Would the message be different?